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Sg1224

Joined February 2018

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Frankestein by Mary Shelley
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Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Alias Grace: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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Little Eyes: A Novel | Samanta Schweblin
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An interesting look at how we adjust to tech in our lives. Would you be rather have a Kentuki follow you or be the random person watching/inhabiting the Kentuki...?!? 👀

Trashcanman The first 2y
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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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These characters popped off the page and wove an unfamiliar story of Houston. I appreciated each story and the different lenses used to capture often overlooked experiences.

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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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An eerie sickness immediately settled in and from that moment I couldn‘t stop turning the page of this eco thriller. Such a perfect way to kick of the fall season. I suspect people with kids will find this read even more anxiety inducing.

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Valentine | Elizabeth Wetmore
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1970‘s, West Texas in the oil town of Odessa a crime is clearly committed...but will the community look the other way in order to avoid ruining a “young mans life”..?!? 👀 An eye-opening story told through the lens of 5 different women who are threaded together by the ripples effects from the aftermath of the crime in question.

marleed My favorite book published in 2020! I‘m curious if anything will drop this to my number 2 of favs. 3y
Sg1224 @marleed it was definitely a great read. We‘re you shocked by the way women were treated in the late 70‘s?!? 3y
marleed @Sg1224 what really stood out for me was a possible weariness for many with the MeToo movement. This book is so important to reminding us why this movement is so important. We can never go back to that mindset again. When we know better... 3y
Sg1224 @marleed I agree, and maybe passing out gun like candy isn‘t the best way to handle the issue of protection. 3y
Trashcanman Where are you hiding at? 2y
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Loved this collection of personal essays. Dark and dry humor is my jam. The chapter titled -A number of reasons I‘ve been depressed lately- was too relatable to November 2016...👀.

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Hermosa | Yesika Salgado
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Picked this up at The Last Bookstore in LA a couple months ago & I love the way Yesika describes her love for the city. It‘s almost as if now, it‘s part of her genetic make up.

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We totally loved it. 👀 It took a little adjusting to follow the “we” language but ultimately it‘s a story advocating for capitalism as the story is built around a socialist structure...I appreciate this classic story and can‘t wait to read her others. stories!

Trashcanman Hi Sarah, I hope you are doing well and that you are safe. 3y
Sg1224 Hi @Trashcanman I‘m doing well. Allowing myself to read as much as possible. How are you and your family? 3y
Trashcanman @Sg1224 I'm ok, I'm able to work from home 3 days a week then rotate. Since I'm on a 9/80 schedule I have ever other Friday off. The kids are well but bored and want to go back to school. I don't like working from, all this shit is nuts. 3y
Sg1224 @Trashcanman it is crazy, and I can imagine working from home with a full house is quite challenging. I agree this is really crazy, but at least we have books and modern technology that allows us to work from home. I can‘t even imagine if this were to have happened in the 90‘s with dial up...👀 😂 3y
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The Incendiaries | R.O. Kwon
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Wow, this took me by surprise. R.O. Kwon creates flawed characters that really sit somewhere deep. I can see how people fall into extreme religious thinking and it leads to unconscionable actions 👀.

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Painting as a Pastime | Winston S. Churchill
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Really enjoyed Winstons thoughts on his rational for taking up painting...most notably “To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.” Great quick read!

charl08 Happy litsyversary! 3y
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How I love the way she captures the feelings deeply ruminating inside of me while indulging or recalling a Italian meal where one crosses the threshold of pleasure & enjoyment. I fell in love with this serendipitous find -❤️ when books just find us.

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Solid collection of poems. Perfect accompaniment for outdoor sunset reading while the wind casually guided its requested selections. 😎

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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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Enjoyed this poetic dystopian story-stitched together by the stories we‘ve heard of earths creation, or recreation. I especially enjoyed the character naming conventions & the struggles of being a first time mother with a newborn in an emerging and unstable world.

lele1432 This sounds interesting! 3y
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This was a gorgeous book and ❤️ how Oprah distilled her interviews from over the years to inspiration & key pieces of insight. I find each story fascinating as it relates to their personal journey.

Mcastle You are so insightful yourself. Sounds like a must read. 3y
Sg1224 @Mcastle I‘ll have to let you borrow it! 3y
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Sad Animal Facts | Brooke Barker
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Some facts were more enduring while others were just 😲🤭. Fun read!

Mcastle I love sharks. They have outlived us all. 3y
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Moody girl poetry.

Trashcanman Happy new year Sarah, I hope you are well. Thank you and I'm sorry for not getting a card out like I've intended. 3y
Sg1224 @Trashcanman Happy New Year! No card necessary, your sentiments transcend this plain. Consider them well received! Happy 2020! 3y
Trashcanman @Sg1224 you truly are unique. 🤗 Thank you. 3y
Soubhiville Oooo, I like that. Happy New Year. 3y
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Kaboom Books - | Houston, TX (Bookstore)
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After Christmas one must always find themselves at a bookstore!

Mcastle I was just there & picked up a couple of great titles! I‘m going back to buy Emily Dickinson poem book -🙏 don‘t get it before me. (edited) 3y
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Omg @mngraham I just buddy the elf jumped up and down when I opened your thoughtful gift! I have to admit I was wondering what book was soooo heavy. Now it makes perfect sense! 😄 Thank you so much! #penpal2019 I hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday!

mnjacques I'm so glad you liked everything! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!! 3y
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Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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Omg! A #penpal2019 package arrived! Can‘t wait to open...someone‘s a star wrapper! 🤩 Thank you

mnjacques Youre so welcome! I hope you like everything!!! 3y
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Can‘t wait to read the poetry book! But these glass straws are soo beautiful! Thanks for my Thanksgiving #penpal2019 package @mngraham I practically ran home to open the package!

mnjacques Yay!!! I'm glad you got it! 3y
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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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If I could give this 5 pick‘s I would! The arrangement of these short stories helped illuminate POV‘s rarely told through the lens of a multigenerational family perspective and women of color. Some of them broke me in ways I wasn‘t expecting. My 2019 favorite read! The book cover alone...❤️❤️🙌🙌

Soubhiville Yes! I love the cover so much. I‘m going to keep this on my TBR. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Love the cover 👍 3y
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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An autobiography served up in a graphic novel vehicle. I enjoyed reading the narrators experience living and growing up in a war struck Iran. Spending your young adolescent years away from your family and no support system isn‘t as nice as one would think. War doesn‘t just leave behind dead bodies in its path, in some cases it leaves schizophrenic zombies behind...🧟‍♀️🧟🧟‍♂️

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Troubling Love | Elena Ferrante
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A psychological mystery slowly stitched together with prose that adds a gritty accent to the setting- Naples. Heartbreak associated with the slow boil of Mother-Daughter turmoil -where tears cease to exist & in its place...a feeling of deep heaviness. ❤️Ferrante‘s writing

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@mngraham loooooved the card! Finally got home to open your package...it‘s been difficult not opening the package...last night I almost convinced myself that I would just have a small peek...but decided against doing so. Haha🙌👏 thank you so much! #penpal2019 so excited!

mnjacques When I saw the card I thought it was so funny! 3y
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Unknowable | M.C.A. Hogarth
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Catching up on life and excited to read everyone‘s cards/ a surprise #litsypenpal2019...(sorry it‘s taken so long). @LapReader @mngraham @phatsallylee @BookNAround @Kdgordon88

Sg1224 @LapReader your stationary choice has piqued my interest...is there a story behind your selection?! 3y
LapReader I am a bit of a hippy and just use scrap paper. 3y
Sg1224 @LapReader 😂. I thought it was a puzzle and spent a little time trying to solve it...apparently it is unsolvable. Haha 3y
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Classic Tales of Horror | Edgar Allan Poe
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@JamieLou I‘m Halloween ready today thanks to your lovely Halloween 📦 last year! I‘ve been counting down the days to finally wear it!

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@lele1432 look what made it to my desk finally! Just in time for the holiday! Haha Monday motivation!

lele1432 OMG I love it!! I hope they helped with any Monday blues lol! 😂 3y
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Cue the pounding heartbeat, sweaty palms, and overwhelming uneasy-sympathetic vibes for poor Nora. I tend to think nefarious plans involving memory loss with no potential resolution are quite scary. With friends like these, I‘d bail/avoid my past all together as well. Classic who done it...with a side of cattiness, Ouija board, and booze.

CoffeeNBooks Of the Ruth Ware books I've read so far, this is my favorite! 3y
Sg1224 @CoffeeNBooks It was my first and I really enjoyed her storytelling. 3y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Piano key teeth...what a lovely description for this sinisterly looking creature. I wolfed...(haha) these stories down. No luck needed. Big 🙏 to @lele1432 for sending this in my #screamathonswap package!

lele1432 Omg!! So glad you liked it lol!! From what I could tell, the artwork looked great. 🤗 3y
monalyisha I love your review! 8mo
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Unknown Book 6323543 | Unknown Unknown
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Part two- you just saw my happy dance...now stand back & witness my elated hyperventilating dance. You hit the nail in the head...where did you find the graphic novel and perfect book bag? Omg! I can NOT wait to add these to my October reading list! ❤️your theme of creepy houses in the woods! Consider yourself an A+ gifter! Themes to gifts are my jam! Haha You definitely made October amazingly scary! Thank you so much!

lele1432 Awwww that is so sweet!! ??? Amazon again for the graphic novel lol. The tote was tricky...I saw the design and knew I wanted to get it for you, but various Etsy shop timelines made me nervous. So I found it at Abrams books online! I'm so glad you liked the theme lol! I had so much fun!! As soon as hubby gets home it's "me time" and I'm opening mine! ?? 3y
Alora Loved In a dark, dark wood! 3y
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Part one- @lele1432 this is my interpretation of a happy dance....👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🤩🎃 I was beyond excited to get home to open my #screamswap package and boy, am I glad I didn‘t open it before I went to work...otherwise I would‘ve been bouncing off the walls. Clearly, I have no control when it comes to my favorite candies! 😁😊 where did you find the NBF PEZ?!? I love it thank you sooo much!

lele1432 Yay!! Glad you liked them!! 😊 Haha Amazon.😁 I thought they were pretty neat! 3y
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Halloween Friends | Rita Walsh
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#screamathon #screamathonswap 2019 guess what I just picked up from my mailbox...haha this was quite creative! Will I be open I gotta Pandora‘s box upon opening on 10/01?!? 😬🤔 should I open one before the other?! Thank your for being #extra! I love it already!

lele1432 Lol yay!! Glad it arrived safely! 🤗🤗🤗 3y
alisiakae That is fantastic! LOVE IT! 3y
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Catcher in the Rye. | J D Salinger
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Happy banned books week & my last (day 7) #7days7covers. What are you reading to celebrate banned books week?!

Trashcanman One of my favorite things in the whole wide world 3y
Sg1224 @Trashcanman ❤️🥳🎊 what are you reading? 3y
Trashcanman @Sg1224 just finished the tag booked and now I'm reading a People's history by Howard Zinn. It's been 10 years. I hope you are well, truly. 3y
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@lele1432 @4thhouseontheleft had to restrain myself when I picked this up this evening! #screamathon it will be torture to wait until the 1st! That‘s the true horror. 😆😂.

lele1432 Yay!!! 3y
lele1432 So I mailed off a little “bonus” package today lol..but of course I forgot to take a pic. 🙄 It should arrive Monday! I actually had a lil time to decorate this one. 😂 3y
Sg1224 @lele1432 I‘m excited! I‘m on my way to see my grandmother for her bday. She lives in the Htown suburbs. Don‘t be alarmed if a package arrives in your mailbox this evening. 3y
lele1432 Lol okay cool! Happy birthday to your grandmother! 😊 3y
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 5 NDT❤️. Cheated a bit because it‘s mostly spine...😬.

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Unknown Book 6323543 | Unknown Unknown
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#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft part one will arrive by Friday @lele1432 part 2 will arrive next week. Logistical issues because I was turned away at the post office...haha. Fear not!

lele1432 Ah man, sorry about the logistic issues! But yay I'm excited lol! Just a heads up, I may be sending something else myself lol. 🤪 I didn't find it until after I sent my package, so if it gets here fast enough you'll be getting another delivery! Let me know if the first one comes in today! 3y
Sg1224 @lele1432 I just checked the mail and didn‘t see anything. I‘ll try again tomorrow. 😀 3y
lele1432 Ugh! Okay if nothing tomorrow I'll have to look into it. Could have been delayed from the storms. 3y
lele1432 It's showing it delivered this morning! 🤗 3y
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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#7days7covers major #covercrush. Those pages....❤️. Day 3

britt_brooke 😍 3y
lele1432 Thanks! Ooohh pink pages?? 😍 3y
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The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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#7days7covers (day2) ❤️Jurgis

Eyelit I can't believe I haven't read this yet! 3y
Sg1224 @Eyelit how is that even possible...🤷‍♀️🤔 I hope it makes it to Mt. TBR 😂 (edited) 3y
Eyelit Lol, I just added it! Let‘s see how long it takes before I get around to it, considering how tall a mt tbr I already have! 🤣 3y
batsy This cover! I need to read it too. 3y
Sg1224 @batsy I hear an addition to your Mt. TBR as well...haha 3y
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A Year of Nature Poems | Joseph Coelho
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Best #penpal2019 @mngraham ! Loved the illustrations and especially loved the poem for September!

mnjacques Glad you enjoyed it! 3y
Sg1224 @mngraham at first I thought the mail person had placed a package in the wrong box again...haha it happened to me twice the past two weeks. So this was a rather happy surprise! 3y
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Sorry I saw this a little late, but I‘m super excited!
1. Reese‘s pieces, candy corn or sour patch kids 2. I prefer heart palpitating spooky. 😳
3. Bookmarks, wooden embroidery hoops or talismans (rabbits lately). 4. It has to be Abigail Williams. #screamathonswap

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I‘ve been waiting to post until after our book club meeting! The story quickly informs the reader what to expect but at some point, similar to the neighborhood boys, you have to be ok with knowing there‘s no answers to the questions. Otherwise, you too will spend your entire life trying to put the clues together only to come up to another dead end...

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This was recommended to me by a friend and I can see why they were drawn to it. Understanding the path forward isn‘t always an easy thing to swallow...or do.

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Typhoid Mary | Anthony Bourdain
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Wow, the entire time I could hear Anthony Bourdain‘s voice narrating & providing contextual anchors. Mary Mallon was just trying to live her best life. Unfortunately she was carrying a very contagious disease & at the time it became somewhat of a witch hunt. I sympathize with the fact that for much of the time, she didn‘t have any inclination that she was the source. Don‘t read if you‘re already freaked out by 🦠 ‘s.

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#LitsyATXReaderssociety Saturday group-#Ownvoice. Enjoyed meeting @k.reads & discussing our monthly picks!

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I thought these were finger nail clippings when I first turned to the page, as a nail-biter. Haha
❤️the poetry and emotional vulnerability Rupi chose to display. Will forever be on my list of favorites, thanks @mngraham !

mnjacques I'm glad you enjoyed it! 3y
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Dull Margaret | Jim Broadbent, Dix
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Am I the only person who feels akin to Margaret and her ‘reading nook‘?!? Minus the frog entrapped in a jar...🧐😆.

Trashcanman Can you email me your address please. 3y
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Omg! Came home to a wonderful surprise from my #penpal2019 @mngraham ! You‘re the best, I‘m so glad to hear from you. Totally made my longgg day special, THANK YOU! 😃 Can‘t wait to start Dull Margaret!

mnjacques Yay!! I'm glad you got it! 3y
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Unknown Book 7534880 | Unknown Unknown
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While traveling I found this signed edition with the inscription: Sarah Aurelia Vance. #242 of 750 copies. It‘s an interesting short story about a young boy with a “wild thing trapped in his eye”....I guess I have an unofficial summer theme: evil that will betide.😳